November 26, 2022

The prime minister’s statement comes ahead of the state’s 2023 general election, in which the BJP is seeking to challenge the KCR-led TRS

Hyderabad: Prime Minister Narendra Modi apparently fired on the ruling TRS in Telangana on Saturday, saying it had “betrayed” the people and claiming that “lotus will bloom” across the state.

The prime minister’s statement comes ahead of the state’s 2023 general election, in which the BJP is seeking to challenge the TRS led by K Chandrasekhar Rao.

The political party in which Telangana had a lot of faith had betrayed the people, Modi said, without naming the TRS, adding signals suggesting “lotus” will flourish in the state.

Modi landed here this afternoon to inaugurate the nation a fertilizer plant in Ramagundam in the state, alongside the inauguration and groundbreaking of several development projects.

“Whatever by-elections have been held lately, the message is loud and clear that sunrise is not far. The darkness will disappear. Lotus will bloom all over Telangana,” Modi said.

“The party that the people of Telangana believed in very much, the same party betrayed Telangana. But friends, when darkness grows from all four sides, lotus will begin to bloom,” he said, alluding to the symbol of the BJP.

“Now the people of Telangana want a government that works for all families of Telangana instead of a single family,” Modi said indirectly, referring to Prime Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao.

“They want a BJP government,” Modi said.

He said he could see the lotus blooming in Telangana, referring to his party’s recent prospects in various side polls. The party had won two National Assembly side polls in the past two years and had previously performed well in the Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) elections.

Superstitions are practiced in the city known for its information technology presence, he said, noting that superstitions decide governance, in what appears to be a veiled reference to the prime minister.

He went on to say that the state government and its leaders here continue to do injustice to Telangana’s abilities and the talent of its people.

Referring to the latest Munugode poll, Modi said the BJP workers collectively forced the entire state administration to focus on a single election. The ruling party won the seat by just over 10,000 votes.

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